Olympic 200-meter champion…

Olympic 200-meter champion Costas Kenteris has been nominated by the Hellenic Olympic Committee as a candidate for the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission. The Greek committee said Kenteris’s nomination was sent to the IOC yesterday. Athletes will vote for candidates to join the IOC commission during the August 13-29 Olympics. The vote will be held at the Olympic Village during the Games. Four athletes can be elected in Athens and two at the 2006 Torino Winter Games. The IOC president also appoints seven athletes. All elected athletes serve an eight-year term on the commission and are proposed as IOC members. Kenteris won a gold medal at the Sydney Olympics, then went on to take the 2001 world title in Edmonton. (AP)

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.